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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

And so it begins, the Repuglican Party is blowing up the Bridge to the 21st Century that Bill Clinton built! "Rudy Giuliani said in campaign debate Thursday night ‘it would be OK' ‘if the Supreme Court upholds a 1973 landmark abortion rights ruling. It would be OK to repeal it.' It would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as precedent,' said the former New York city mayor ... Giuliani's nine GOP rivals agreed that it would be a great day if the court overturns the landmark ruling." While our soldiers are dying in an illegitimate war in Iraq, these Repuglican lunatics are debating abortion! Rather than defeating oppression in this world, these guys are promoting it, rather than progression, they are peddling regression and weakening our freedoms and democracy! If allowed to continue, just how long will it take them to completely assume the mantle of the Taliban? How long before women will have to don burkas and forgo education? How long before women will be publicly executed in sports arenas across this land? The Repuglican agenda is intolerable and unacceptable! These guys, all of them are a disgrace to humanity and don't deserve any accommodation whatsoever!

Newly Discovered "Dumb Things I Gotta Do Today" List For Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Work on "honest" smile
To help lie more easily;
Practice clasping hands
Without looking weasely.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

The impeachment train is starting to roll.

Last week, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), started things off by filing a three-article bill of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney. Initially largely ignored by the mainstream media, and even ridiculed by some leading Democrats in Congress, that bill, HR 333, Wednesday garnered two co-sponsors, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), the latter a chief deputy whip and senior member of the House congressional leadership.

Thursday, 03 May 2007 05:27

BuzzFlash Mailbag for May 3, 2007

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Subject: What Bush Has Done, and the Help He Got

Thursday, 03 May 2007 04:10

Will Durst: The Scourge Of Mockolate

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I never thought I'd be talking smack about the Hershey Company. It makes me feel like I'm wiping my oily hands on the prom dress of America's sweetheart. We all know Hershey. We all love Hershey. For crum's sakes, they're the chocolate people. Got a whole town named after them. The sugar rush dealers of our youth: Almond Joy, Mounds, Kit Kat, Reese's Pieces, and of course, the ubiquitous Hershey Bar. Which, if you believe all of the fairy tales of the Greatest Generation, were used in WW II to acquire the overnight company of comely foreign-born ladies. What could be more American?

We hear missing e-mails were "redacted"
Which refers to anything blacked out
It's kind of a new word to me but I gather
It means leaving every key fact out.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT 

Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the news that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet with her Syrian counterpart today: 

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Ann Davidow

The most devastating fallout for the state of the nation today isn't just about the carnage in Iraq or the dire economic consequences down the road due to the current domestic policies or even the growing disparity between the haves and have nots. It is rather the American people's sense of disillusionment with and distrust of their government.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

News from Iraq we don’t hear much about: “A disturbing report tonight about who's really running things within Iraq's democratically-elected government. There may actually be a government behind the government in Baghdad, making the sectarian conflict, if possible, even worse. ARWA DAMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: …‘not much is known about the office, but it is raising alarm bells from Baghdad all the way to Washington. It's called the Office of the Commander in Chief, set to be a shadowy entity created by Iraq's prime minister. Multiple U.S. military and intelligence sources say the office has the power to overrule other Iraqi government ministries and is being used as a smokescreen to hide "an extreme Shia agenda" that is worsening Iraq's sectarian divide. According to a U.S. intelligence source, the office is "... ensuring the emplacement of commanders it favors and can control." Specifically, removing from command or detaining Iraqi police and army officers perceived as too aggressive in cracking down on Shia militias. Allegations the government vigorously denies.'" Sounds like the Iraqi Prime Minister has taken a page right out of the Rove/Bush/Cheney play book on how to run a government, up to and including how to “frame a name” to conceal the real deal!!! Indeed, “the Office of the Commander in Chief” and “ensuring the emplacement of commanders it favors and can control” sounds all too familiar and would be outrageous if it weren’t so tragically real!

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Tester calls on Mercer to resign

This morning, the Washington Post reported that William Mercer was violating federal law by serving both as Montana's U.S. Attorney and as a high-ranking official at the Department of Justice. Instead of abiding by federal law, Mercer had the law changed.

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